Our central purpose is to ensure that all students within the Fylde Coast Academy Trust achieve the highest standards. These standards apply to all that students do.

We aim to develop a coherent curriculum that builds on young people's experiences and prior learning in our ‘all-through’ 2-16 model, which enables all young people to become successful learners, confident readers and self-assured, responsible citizens.

FCAT Academies will lead our young people and community in an inspirational curriculum. FCAT defines the curriculum as the totality of a child’s experience of education from 2-16, particularly:

  • the quality of teaching and learning
  • the explicit taught subject knowledge
  • the development of broader skills and personal qualities


In FCAT Academies children and young people can expect:

  • to be inspired
  • to be inquisitive
  • to be challenged
  • to be ambitious
  • to be nurtured


We achieve this via a curriculum that is driven by high quality teaching and learning delivered through the “FCAT Way”. Ensuring progression by delivering high and age related expectations, increasingly through a Mastery approach, thus developing:


  • deep subject knowledge
  • subject skills for learning and for life
  • enriching opportunities within and beyond the classroom


We will assess in different ways but always to recognise the skills and attributes and characteristics of our school communities.

We will run ‘knowledge-engaged’ academies in which knowledge underpins the application of skills – our academies will ensure skills are taught alongside the mastery of subject knowledge.

In FCAT our all-through model recognises the importance of effective transition across Key Stages and of following progressive and developmental phases of learning. 


  • Phase 1                   EYFS – Year 1
  • Phase 2                   Year 2 – Year 4
  • Phase 3                   Year 5 – Year 8
  • Phase 4                   Year 9 – Year 11


As a consequence of this curriculum model our expectations for each of our students are for them to:

  • grow as a person
  • be a positive and an active member of their school community
  • be lifelong readers with a love of reading
  • be able to work well independently and interdependently
  • be employable
  • want to be the best they can be in whatever they choose to do